Gorgeous bedrooms, sensuous bathrooms, spectacular scenery, exciting activities, exquisite cuisine, and a feeling of seclusion are a few of the features that turn great places into outstanding honeymoon destination getaways. Don’t forget, honeymoons are the first romantic adventure you’ll take as a couple.
The best honeymoons have two things in common–beauty and a healthy dose of hedonism. With that in mind, we’ve assembled Junebug’s picks for the 25 most outstanding honeymoon destinations around the globe. Choose the spot that’s perfect for the two of you and get ready to revel in romance!
Mexico Honeymoon Destinations
One&Only Palmilla, Los Cabos, Mexico
Situated along a dramatic shoreline, the serene One&Only Palmilla is a masterpiece of stunning architecture and natural beauty. Pristine beaches combined with swaying palm trees and blooming vegetation offer a romantic paradise unlike any other. You’ll also find world-renowned customer service ready to sweep you away to honeymoon bliss.
The St. Regis Punta Mita, Mexico
Super secluded with breathtaking accommodations, The St. Regis Punta Mita is a slice of heaven for the luxury-loving, privacy-seeking couple. With two Jack Nicklaus golf courses, white sand beaches, and world-class cuisine, this majestic resort promises a memorable experience.
Las Ventanas Al Paraiso, Los Cabos, Mexico
Find your window to paradise at this all-suite beachfront hotel. Get ready to be surrounded by beauty and comfort from the moment you arrive. The large, lush rooms have incredible beds and bathrooms. But, it doesn’t stop there—the infinity pool is one of the most beautiful in Mexico.
Hacienda San Angel, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Opulent and divine, Hacienda San Angel is a hidden jewel in Puerto Vallarta’s crown. Five villas that are all linked together–one of them previously owned by actor Richard Burton–make up their accommodations in a city full of history and romance. Viva Amour!
Las Alamandas, Costalegre Coast, Mexico
Posh and private, this luxury estate features six gorgeous villas nestled in lush 1,500 acres of tropical gardens. Featuring stunning ocean views from every room, a first-class restaurant, and a guest to butler ratio that will make you feel like a movie star. This location is for those who love luxury. Enjoy access to their beachfront gym, tennis courts, horseback riding, and endless other activities and amenities.
Hawaii Honeymoon Destinations
Four Seasons at Manele Bay, Lanai, Hawaii
Perched on top of a rugged red-lava cliff overlooking white sand beaches, you can’t get any closer to paradise than the Four Seasons at Manele Bay. Jaw-dropping cuisine, impeccable accommodations, and gracious staff await at this romantic resort.
Secret Beach Hideaway, Kauai, Hawaii
Located on Kauai’s North Shore, each secluded accommodation sits above gorgeous Secret Beach. Look out the window and see panoramic island views or turn around and check out the ultra-comfortable bed that you’ll never want to get out of. Watch the world go by from your own pool or hot tub, or venture out to the beach just minutes from your doorstep.
Sensei Lanai, Lanai, Hawaii
The Lodge at Keole on the island of Lanai is a quiet, relaxed, and charming resort with an old-world style. No request is too challenging for the staff that caters to guests every whim. Enjoy golf and beautiful beaches with a look at Hawaii that is off the beaten path.
Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows, Big Island of Hawaii
Ideally situated on the Big Island’s Kohala Coast, this eco-friendly property is a tropical home-away-from-home. Surround yourself with waterfalls, flowers, and singing birds in the hotel’s soaring atrium. Then check into your ocean view room, luxurious villa, or bungalow. Spend your days sunbathing, snorkeling, playing tennis, or relaxing in their world-famous spa.
Ritz Carlton Kapalua, Maui
Kapalua means “arms embracing the sea” and the hotel does just that. Nestled on 54 acres, you’ll find miles of hiking trails, six sandy beaches, and 36 championship golf holes. Soak up the sun or surf the waves all afternoon. Then return to an array of spa treatments and dining options featuring fresh local cuisine.
Honeymoon Destinations Around The United States
The Breakers Palm Beach, Florida
Situated on 140-acres of ocean-front property, The Breakers Palm Beach is full of old-world charm, views of the Atlantic, and modern elegance. Devoted staff cater to your needs as you enjoy the pools, daytime bungalows, fitness center, spa, and fantastic restaurants.
L’Auberge de Sedona, Arizona
Perfectly serene, L’Auberge de Sedona exists in Arizona’s Red Rock Country. Its cooler climate and lush, green surroundings are a hit with honeymooners. Situated along Oak Creek, you’ll experience landscaped grounds, award-winning cuisine—the Mexican food is a must—and then return to your charming private cottage. While it may be tempting to lounge around the resort all day, book a jeep tour–you won’t be sorry.
Gramercy Park Hotel, New York, NY
Looking for the hippest place in New York to see and be seen? Then the Gramercy Park Hotel is the perfect honeymoon destination. This world-renowned hotel is chic and fashionable. They feature museum-quality art displays, imported Italian linens, and a unique rooftop deck with sweeping city views. Bonus—Gramercy Park Hotel is minutes away from Union Square and SoHo shopping. Since it opened, it has hosted guests from Humphrey Bogart to JFK to Madonna.
Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur, California
Get an eagle’s eye view of the spectacular Big Sur coastline at this highly celebrated and unique property. You’ll find service, elegant décor, and truly memorable accommodations. Every room has a breathtaking view, a private hot tub, and a wood-burning fireplace. Kick back on your king-sized bed nestled in the tree-tops and feel the stress of the world melt away.
Four Seasons Hotel, Seattle, Washington
For the finest service in the world, gorgeous suites with waterfront views, and a luxurious spa, look no further than the Four Seasons Seattle. They are steps away from Pike Place Market, the Seattle Art Museum, and the downtown shopping district. This hotel is the ideal location for those looking to explore the city’s charm. Wake up to a fresh cup of coffee delivered straight to your room before exploring the many nearby craft breweries or hiking Mount Rainer.
The Cave B Inn & Spa Resort, Washington
Located 900ft above the Columbia River, this unique property enjoys 300 days of sunshine and four distinct seasons. Honeymooners have their choice of Cavern Rooms–which are literally carved into the cliffside–or Cliffehouses–which have views, vine-covered decks, high ceilings, king-beds, and deep soaking tubs.
Castle Hill Resort & Spa, Vermont
With only ten guest suites, the Castle Hill Resort & Spa transports guests back in time. With period furnishings and artwork, each room speaks to New England’s sophistication and charm. Along with elegant rooms, the hotel has an award-winning spa, an outdoor heated pool, a gourmet French restaurant, and tennis courts.
Honeymoon Destinations Around the World
Le Bora Bora by Pearl Resorts, Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Choose from breathtaking over-water bungalows, honeymoon suites, and private garden pool suites when you stay at this island resort. With gorgeous views and world-famous turquoise waters outside your window, you won’t need to leave your room to make this honeymoon unforgettable.
Villa Punto de Vista, Costa Rica
Located on a private multi-acre reserve, this luxury hideaway is a ten-bedroom, fully staffed villa. Designed by acclaimed architect David Konwiser, panoramic views will blow your mind. This magical venue sits above the rainforest canopy, giving you the opportunity to see wildlife while enjoying the location’s exclusivity.
Cove Atlantis, Bahamas
Contemporary and stylish, this ocean-front resort offers design and indulgence for couples seeking relaxation and fun. Get a massage in their closed-door cabanas or play blackjack poolside—it’s your honeymoon! Don’t forget to take advantage of their access to attractions at neighboring Atlantis–which features over 40 restaurants and lounges, spas, and the largest casino in the Caribbean.
Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, Vanua Levu, Fiji
Situated on 17 acres of private beachfront property, the island of Vanua Levu will feel like your own. This incredible venue is made up of 25 locally made Fijian bungalows that offer a private set of options for your honeymoon. Spend your time snorkeling, boating, and kayaking in this tropical paradise for a honeymoon destination you’ll always remember.
Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle, Thailand
If your idea of camping includes being pampered with massages, exquisite food, and first-class service in an elevated tent, this edgy resort is perfect. Travel by riverboat to this magical place where 3 countries meet for a truly unique experience. Is there anything more magical than a dip in an infinity pool while elephants roam nearby? We don’t think so.
Riffelalp Resort, Zermatt, Switzerland
With the Matterhorn outside your window and the world’s best skiing at your door, it seems like there would be no reason to stay indoors at this resort. However, don’t neglect the large heated pool, steam baths, delicious cuisine, and cozy bedroom. A shuttle train from Zermatt keeps cars at bay so they can’t clutter your view. What are you waiting for? Get those snowshoes packed!
Le Meurice, Paris, France
Located outside of the Tuileries Gardens, Le Meurice has been welcoming guests for almost 200 years. The interior is flooded with natural light from their floor-to-ceiling windows, glass panels, and chandeliers. Meanwhile, the rooms themselves can be described as Versailles fashion. They’re filled with ornate carpet, wall moldings, and rich gold and red hues. One night here will have you feeling like royalty. Be sure to splurge on the two Michelin-star restaurant–Restaurant le Meurice Alain Ducasse–before your stay is over.
Le Sirenuse, Positano, Italy
In 1951, Le Sirenuse opened its doors for guests for the first time. Four Italian siblings turned their summer home into the charming hotel that it is now. Today it is considered one of Italy’s best seaside resorts. Almost all of the suites look over Positano and its bay, have terraces or balconies, and feature traditional whitewashed walls. Don’t forget to take a dip in the pool surrounded by lemon trees.
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Thank you so much for teaming up with 425 magazine! It was a really inspiring article. :)
Wow! I want to go to every one of these places. I’m sending this list to my guy. I hope he takes the bait.
Stephanie Inn is great for a weekend getaway! Very nice.
Post Ranch Inn is simply heavenly. A must stay on the California coast.
Nice ideas of hotspots!!!! It is really a great posting. Fiji is beautifully diverse, with white-sand strands and black-sand beaches, lagoons, coves, volcanic peaks and jungles. The outer islands are the essence of romance, each a tropical oasis where couples can throw off their clothes, stick a hibiscus behind each ear and do anything they want.
Great post and a fantastic range of honeymoons. The Bora Bora Resort is absolutely beautiful, with it’s long white sand beach, it really is the perfect honeymoon retreat!
Nice shots of the place. They look very interesting. Perfect for newlyweds and also for those who are celebrating anniversaries. Thanks for sharing.
One of the places in Hawaii is $1,850 a night, not including housekeeping fees! That’s our monthly mortgage payment.
We stayed in Chautauqua at The Spencer and had the time of our lives! They have a gorgeous Victorian facility with the best romantic spa I have ever been too. The entire getaway was so relaxing and we cant wait to go again! Here is the direct link to the site – http://www.thespencer.com
My absolute favorite from the list is the Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle. Unusual, but absolutely amazing. A true trip of a lifetime!
They’re all beautiful… Well, I like the Hawaiian island, it’s been my dream to have a honeymoon there.
A perfect place for all honeymooners! I like watching the sunset together with my fiancee so the best place for me is beach where you could appreciate the beauty of the sun.
This is such a very fantastic post. With all this, I have decided that after honeymoon will follow in the beautiful Island of Hawaii.^^
Thanks for providing really nice spots for honey moon. I will consider one of them with my beloved
These places are beautiful!! But pricey. Any suggestions for something gorgeous and enveloped by nature but a bit more friendly to the pocketbook?
Great choice of some of the best! I think I would go for the Post Ranch Inn – looks amazing!
Just cant wait to be there. So eager to come to this place. looks like God’s own country for the adventureous freaks like me!! NICE SHARING…::))
The Four Seasons in Maui is such a beautiful place.
This is just so amazing. I like it.
Great List some of the amazing destination and resorts , perfect for couples. You should have included Hawaii , Maldives and Greece too , they too are some of the most romantic places for couples and honeymooners and resorts and hotels here are world class with incredible views and facilities.